Lord Byron (obverse); Bay Tree and Lightning Bolts (reverse)

Alfred Joseph Stothard, English, 1793 - 1864



Bronze medal

Overall: 2 1/2 × 2 1/2 × 5/16 in. (6.4 × 6.4 × 0.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Roger Arvid Anderson Collection - 250th Anniversary Gift, 1769-2019



Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe


19th century

Object Name

Sculpture: Medal

Research Area


Not on view


Obverse: Bust of Byron to the left, with beaded border and Greek letters for Byron; Reverse: A bay-tree uninjured by lightning bolts. Greek letters with legend: "Always Imperishable; inscribed, on in edge in Greek letters: dedication of F. Pickering and F. Forthington, made by A. J. Stothard, 1824. 1824, on Byron's death.

Publication History

Roger Arvid Anderson, The Roger Arvid Anderson Collection, Medals, Medallions, Plaquettes and Small Reliefs, Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper and Textiles, San Francisco: Roger Arvid Anderson (published privately), design by David L. Wilson, 2015, p. 218-219.


European art market; sold to Roger Arvid Anderson, San Francisco, California, date unknown; lent to present collection, 2011; given to present collection, 2016.

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